2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jan 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog

ART 193 - Plein-Air Painting

Description: Outdoor landscape painting with emphasis on fostering creative expression in visual interpretation of natural forms through the study of composition, color and perspective. Application of design principles.

Prerequisites: ART 110  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 1
Lab: 5

Course Content:
  1. Media, tools, and techniques
  2. Outdoor studies
  3. Compositional study
  4. Basic color and tonal theory
  5. Creative visual statement
  6. Alla Prima and extended plein-air painting
  7. Formal elements and principles of design
  8. Historical and contemporary art examples
  9. Vocabulary and evaluation techniques
  10. Critique

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Use media, tools and techniques. (1)
  2. Interpret natural forms and colors outdoors. (2)
  3. Use compositional design to interpret the landscape. (3)
  4. Develop tonal studies and apply color theory. (4)
  5. Interpret the subject in a creative manner and make a cohesive visual statement. (5)
  6. Paint using alla primavera and extended plein-air techniques. (6)
  7. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design. (8)
  8. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (9)
  9. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (10)

Required Assessment:
  1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.